Export Controls

Since 2018, Congress and the executive branch have revised—through legislation, regulation, and licensing practices—the US export control system that regulates dual-use exports (goods and technology that may have both civilian and military uses). Much of the legislative reform has focused on controlling emerging and foundational technologies, strengthening other technology controls and licensing practices, engaging multilaterally to ensure US controls are effective, and considering the impact of controls on the US economy, including the foreign availability of US products subject to control.

It is essential that the US and allied democracies continue to monitor and strengthen controls on commercial technology exports to the People’s Republic of China to avoid inadvertent support for this authoritarian regime.

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Keith Krach and Biden “Chief Technology Protection Officer” Alan Estevez Discuss Advancing Freedom Through Trusted Tech

The Atlantic Council and the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue jointly hosted an exclusive briefing featuring U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security Alan Estevez and Global Tech Security Commission co-chair and former Under Secretary of State Keith Krach.


Overview of US Export Control Regulations

The US Government controls exports of sensitive equipment, software and technology as a means to promote our national security interests and foreign policy objectives.


US Hits China with Sweeping Tech Export Controls

New controls bar US companies from exporting critical chip manufacturing tools to China, which will affect groups such as Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp, Yangtze Memory Technologies Co and ChangXin Memory.